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Program of Meetings and Special Events

Our monthly Program meetings take place October through May, the first Tuesday of the month (unless noted otherwise) beginning with refreshments at 6:30pm at the Historical Society. Please note the earlier start time. These programs are open to the public.



"If I am Not for Myself, Who Will Be for Me?" George Washington's Runaway Slave
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October 7, 2014, 7:00pm

 

Portrayed by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, Oney Judge Staines was only 3/5 of a person, according to the Constitution. To her masters, George & Martha Washington, she was merely “the girl.” All she wanted was the freedom to control her own actions, but her account of escaping the Executive Mansion in Philadelphia, fleeing north and establishing a life in New Hampshire is not a typical runaway story. 

 

To offset the cost of hosting our programs, there is a $5 suggested donation for not-yet members 

 

 
A Time-Stained God: Religious Lives, Civil War Deaths and the Remaking of God in America

November 4, 2014, 7:00pm

(This program will be held at The Congregational Church,

21 Front Street, Exeter.)

 

The American Civil War was a deeply unsettling time. In his talk, Phillips Exeter Academy history instructor & author Kent McConnell explores the toll that the devastation of the war took on the religious faith of Americans.

 

To offset the cost of hosting our programs, there is a $5 suggested donation for not-yet members.

 

 

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Holiday Open House
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December 2, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Join us for food, sociability & holiday cheer!

 
Fixing a Shadow: The Origins of Photography

January 6, 2015, 7:00pm

 

Presented in partnership with the Exeter Public Library, Martin Fox’s talk introduces the origins of photography & explores the first two decades of this art form, highlighting early methods, subjects, & critical reactions. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

 

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Exeter Architecture: A Tour
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February 3, 2015, 7:00pm

 

In her illustrated presentation, longtime Exeter resident & retired UNH Professor Joan Pratt will take us on a tour of downtown Exeter architecture, highlighting building features from colonial times to the present. 

 

To offset the cost of hosting our programs, there is a $5 suggested donation for not-yet members.

 
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